“What you all modeled I hope sets a new standard for how one can die, how one can get married, how one can celebrate birth, how one can be in community on a regular basis.”
I’ve had a lot of occasion this week to think about two small pieces of my personal history: one in which I slapped someone, and one in which someone slapped me. The time I was slapped was a relief. I was in middle school and had been subject to bullying for months. It wasn’t the… Continue reading On violence
I don’t have any opinions to share about Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, Black women’s hair, or alopecia. I don’t know any of the people involved, and I know just enough to know that as a white woman watching the internet television version of this situation there are many layers of shit-I-don’t-know-shit-about going… Continue reading White people, get off your high horse. Our conflict resolution strategies aren’t better.￼
Content warning: physical and sexual abuse of girls in the context of elite gymnastics Simone Biles, the best gymnast this world has ever seen, delayed her well-earned retirement by five years. Instead of enjoying well-deserved time off, she stuck around and changed the abusive culture of her sport. The impact of her staying is that… Continue reading The GOAT
Hi friend! I just want to welcome you, personally, to anti-racist work. Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. We really need you. If you stick around and join us in this liveslong journey, I promise it will transform you. The lies are really intense. The messed-up-ness of the whiteness inside of us is really intense.… Continue reading Welcome white friend!
So, this seventy-billionth week of March, 2020, my friend Kate, who is an actual food blogger, sent me this delicious recipe from Tasty Seasons! Enjoy! https://tastyseasons.com/sheet-pan-roasted-vegetables-sausages-lemony-basil-pesto
So this recipe is from my dad, John Whitbeck. It’s delicious. Also, it’s 2020, and there’s a plague on, so I made some modifications. First, since I didn’t have canned black beans, I learned how to make delicious dried beans in my instant pot (https://www.wellplated.com/instant-pot-black-beans/). I had everything else except for canned green chiles. They… Continue reading Best Chicken Enchiladas Ever!
From my mama, Trees Whitbeck Will feed 4 people. TIME: if you know you have all the ingredients, this dinner takes 1 hour to make start to finish and you will be busy. 1 hour for 4 people, if you have a skillet that can hold 4 chicken cutlets next to each other. 1h:20min for… Continue reading Chicken Francese with roasted potatoes and spinach
So, this week my friend Leela sent me a recipe that I somehow messed up. What was supposed to be pasta with cheesy cream sauce instead became a single giant lump of cheese surrounded by pasta. I chopped it up with scissors to distribute and it was delicious! But I’ll need to figure out what… Continue reading Butter Chicken
by Michelle Caruso Walker (I've made a few updates, but feel free to go with what feels right <3) History: My nonna, Maria Caruso, taught me this recipe. She learned this process when she was a young girl in southern Italy. (I have made some adjustments to make it my own. Feel free to do the… Continue reading Caruso Sauce